>WELCOME TO LEITH AN ANCIENT INDEPENDENT PORT TOWN IN ITS OWN RIGHT THAT OVER THE COURSE OF TIME HAS BEEN ENVELOPED BY EDINBURGH, THE HISTORIC CAPITAL OF SCOTLAND. WITH A LONG STANDING SENSE OF IDENTITY AND A PROUD HISTORY. THE OLD TOWN OF LEITH IS TO THIS DAY IS STILL CONSIDERED BY MANY OF ITS SONS & DAUGHTERS AS AN INDEPENDENT TOWN. SINCE ITS EARLY DAYS OF BEING A PORT, LEITH HAS BEEN THE LINK BETWEEN EDINBURGH AND THE REST OF THE WORLD. IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF FINE WINE, BEERS OF THE WORLD, ALE FOR THE EMPIRE AND WHISKY GALORE HAVE ALL PASSED THROUGH THIS TOWN FOR CENTURIES AND HELPED TO DEVELOP A UNIQUE, COSMOPOLITAN YET QUINTESSENTIALLY SCOTTISH CULTURE TO LEITH. LIKE MOST PORTS THE POLES OF PRIVILEGE ARE IN EVIDENCE AND LEITH IS NO DIFFERENT. THE IMPORTS AND EXPORTS PASSING THROUGH LEITH MADE SOME FAMILIES RICH AND WERE CENTRAL TO MAKING EDINBURGH THE AFFLUENT CITY IT IS TODAY. WHERE THERE IS AFFLUENCE THERE WILL BE POVERTY WHICH AS ROBERT BURNS IMMORTALLY REMINDS MANKIND THAT WHATEVER YOUR SOCIAL STANDING WE SHOULD BE BROTHERS YET FOR A THAT. IN MEMORY OF THE STRUGGLE TO SURVIVE AND TO SUCCEED LEITH ADOPTED PERSEVERE AS ITS MOTTO AND DEPICTED A MOTHER WITH BABE IN ARMS UPON A STORMY SEA, HOWEVER, HOPE IS IN EVIDENCE AS THE SUN STRAINS TO SHINE THROUGH THE CLOUDS TO DELIVER AND PROCLAIM

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